Parks and Community Buildings
Oshtemo Township Park
Oshtemo Township Park, located behind the Township Hall at 7275 West Main Street, is a great place to play, relax, or gather with friends. The recently renovated park features a playground, a paved loop trail, accessible restrooms, two picnic pavilions, tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts, a wiffleball field, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
The forested area of the park, with rolling hills and an overlook deck, features a network of unpaved walking trails and is popular for hiking and cross country skiing.
The larger picnic pavilion (40’ x 40’), shown below, is available for rental. It is handicap accessible, has a charcoal grill, and holds 12 picnic tables. It can be rented for a full day (11 am – 8 pm) or a half day (11 am to 3 pm, or 4 pm to 8 pm). No rentals available on holidays.
Click to view dates and times available or download a rental application. The smaller picnic pavilion, also handicap accessible, is available on a first come-first serve basis.
A park map and disc golf maps are available below.
Flesher Field, located at 3664 South 9th Street, is a popular destination for outdoor play, family gatherings, and special events. A key attraction is the large open sports field available for soccer, football, and other games. New amenities coming soon will increase the appeal of this much loved park.
A new playground, a landscaped gazebo area, a second picnic pavilion, and two wiffleball fields are under construction and will be complete by September, 2015. A new parking lot, accessible restrooms, and a .17 mile paved loop trail were built in 2014. These park upgrades are funded through a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund with financial support from the Oshtemo Rotary Club, the Consumers Sunburst Run, and Oshtemo Township.
Flesher Field is home of the annual Oshtemo Fun Day, a free family event sponsored by the Oshtemo Rotary Club each August. In addition, the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival holds its annual Highland Games at Flesher Field in August.
Coming in 2016…Gazebo and Garden Rental
Beginning in 2016, our new gazebo and garden area will be available for rental. Designed to accommodate concerts, weddings and other special events, the garden area will feature a gazebo surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. Crushed stone paths will provide access and lawn areas will be used for seating or tent space. Click to view the Master Plan showing the locations of the improvements that are under construction.
Oshtemo Community Center
The Oshtemo Community Center, 6407 Parkview, comes to you as a historical fire station that has recently been renovated into two separate rooms available, for a small rental fee, to residents only. The rooms have a capacity of 40 & 60, include the use of a small refrigerator, sink, microwave, tables, chairs, and a shared foyer and restrooms. These beautifully renovated rooms are ideal for family get-togethers, baby showers, wedding showers, and many other occasions. They are available any time between 8:00 am and midnight.
- North Room: Click to view dates and times available or download a rental application.
- South Room: Click to view dates and times available or download a rental application.
Grange Hall & Playground
The Grange Hall, 3234 North 3rd Street, is a charming historic building with ties to Oshtemo’s agricultural heritage. With hard wood floors and a raised stage area, the air conditioned hall is a popular destination for dances and jam sessions. It is also a wonderful venue for family reunions, holidays, and wedding receptions. The upper level has a capacity of 150 people. The lower level has a capacity of 50 people and features a full kitchen, tables, chairs, and restrooms. The building is available for rent to Township residents any time between 8:00 am and midnight. Click to view dates and times available or to download a rental application.
The Grange Hall Playground is open to the public from sunrise to a half hour after sunset. It includes a basketball court and a paved parking lot. A small play area will be constructed in 2015, with assistance from a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and private donations.
Love our Parks?
Volunteer with the Oshtemo Township Friends of the Parks. This non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting Oshtemo’s parks in a variety of ways. Service projects, special events, or educational activities are held each month. Our volunteer base is small but growing! Click here for more information.